This is a really simple tip, but a load of our developers were kicking off a run of their tests by the command line, and then attaching the VSCode debugger to them to step through. VSCode offers a much easier solution to this. Instead of doing something like this then hitting F5 and attaching your... Continue Reading →
So I know what you are thinking... "What does a software geek know that the world's most valuable company, and arguably one of the most successful marketing departments ever, doesn't know" and the answer would be, not much, but I think they missed a trick on this one. Taking a quick jump back in time... Continue Reading →
After months of fighting with something I really wanted to love, I had to accept defeat.. and I couldn't be happier.
An example of using .NET Core to add messages to an AWS queue by explicitly declaring credentials in the code.
Sorry for the wall of text - Jump to the technical bit Pramble tl;dr - I didn't like the new MacBook Pros, bought a Dell and want to use Linux on it. After a fairly unimpressive keynote at the October 2016 Apple "Hello Again" event, I chose to vote with my wallet and move away... Continue Reading →
I recently ran into a little problem setting up a new Node.js project on a Linux (Ubuntu 16 with Cinnamon) VM. Trying to create a new application I was asked to pick a 'Node interpreter' ... no problem I thought, and ran a which command for nodes. $which nodejs /usr/bin/nodejs Awesome... that's us done right...... Continue Reading →
Space.. the final frontier. Well... not quite. But it's really important to me. I value space, both personal and physical. I have lived in a bunch of different houses and apartments over the last decade, and I never really felt I had enough space. Laptops were sat in the living room, kitchen table or wherever... Continue Reading →
I'm on the go a fair bit, but always like to find time to work on small projects, do some Pluralsight courses and generally tinker on my laptop when I'm about (or just in the living room with a glass of wine and a movie). However I am spoiled by spending most of the day... Continue Reading →